What is School to School Support?
School to school support is defined as the way that schools use their own good practise to deliver bespoke support packages for schools in need, which leads to positive impact with measurable outcomes. It can bring a powerful focus to bear on an aspect of a schools practice that is unsatisfactory and this may mean the effective deployment of skilled staff to develop a shared understanding of quality and to accelerate the pace of professional learning in practice. StSS support occurs through leadership support for headteachers, senior leaders and governors. StSS support might include some of the following activities:
- An audit of need to critically analyse the issues
- Support/help to construct an improvement plan
- Devise bespoke solutions
- Foster joint practice development
- Support and challenge through firm, focused conversations
- Monitor progress against KPI milestones
- Build capacity and secure sustainability
Below are all the resources that are available on this topic. Clicking the image will take you to the appropriate page.
External Review of Governance
An External Review of Governance (ERG) considers how well a school’s governing board is working in terms of its effectiveness, impact, processes and structures, leadership and challenge.
Pupil Premium Review
Developed in partnership with teaching schools, NCTL, DfE and the Education Endowment Foundation, the Spring 2018 Guide to Pupil Premium Reviews updates the document first published by the Teaching Schools Council in November 2014.
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Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF)
The Strategic School Improvement Fund is a grant to support first, infant, primary, secondary, middle, all-through, maintained nursery schools, alternative provision and special academies and maintained schools, post-16 academies, and pupil referral units. There is no further SSIF funding available but existing projects will be funded until completion.